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Students, parents identify pros in working during the holiday season

Students, parents identify pros in working during the holiday season

Sarah Zheng

December 10, 2019

The holiday season is a time, for many students, to take a break from any form of stress and enjoy quality time with friends and family. Whether that quality time is defined as watching tv with friends or going on a holiday trip with family, or anything in between, all students can find something enj...

New fire drill policy, Carmel revoted safest place to live in U.S., raises questions over how prepared students are for emergencies

New fire drill policy, Carmel revoted safest place to live in U.S., raises questions over how prepared students are for emergencies

Leslie Huang

September 20, 2019

Known by some as the “Beverly Hills of the Midwest,” Carmel has been named time and time again as one of the safest places to live in America, most recently in August 2019. According to AreaVibes, Carmel’s crime rate is 72% lower than the national average. Despite numerous credentials proving ...

Transportation Troubles: As Indy extends opportunities for public transportation, Carmel asesses possible implementation

Transportation Troubles: As Indy extends opportunities for public transportation, Carmel asesses possible implementation

Raiha Zainab, Carson Terbush, Laasya Mamidipalli

October 25, 2018

At CHS, many students are encouraged to get involved in their school and community. With hundreds of clubs and organizations offered at school and many more other extracurricular activities outside of school, Carmel offers a wide range of opportunities for students to involve themselves with. However,...

A day in the life of a bus driver (Behind the Scenes)

A day in the life of a bus driver (Behind the Scenes)

Agrayan Gupta, Reporter

December 1, 2016

On school days, Rodney Hofts wakes up at 5 a.m. and arrives at the bus pickup by 6 a.m. “When I get to the bus, I have to do engine checks, brake checks, signal checks, and a bunch of more safety procedures everyday to make sure the bus does not malfunction, “ Hofts said. “If it does, then I hav...

Winter conditions cause bus malfunctions

Beats

March 1, 2014

Despite plugging the buses in every night, the transportation department still experiences delays and malfunctions due to the recent snow and extremely cold temperatures, according to Ron Farrand, director of facilities and transportation. “During cold weather (below freezing) we plug our buses...

New transportation options possible for Central Indiana

New transportation options possible for Central Indiana

News

September 12, 2013

New transportation options are on the horizon for the Indianapolis metropolitan area. Due to the lack of transit in the city, students without cars are stranded in their neighborhoods. While helping the region, CHS students could access the entire region with expanded transportation. The new t...

Transportation Department still hiring more bus drivers

Beats

April 18, 2013

The Transportation Department continues to hire more bus drivers as advertised on its website, according to Ron Farrand, director of facilities and transportation. “We are currently in pretty good shape for drivers,” Farrand said. “However, we continue to hire as we are experiencing our usual...

Transportation Department continues to look for new bus drivers

Beats

March 27, 2013

The Transportation Department plans to continue hiring new bus drivers, according to Ron Farrand, director of facilities and transportation. According to Farrand, although the bus driver shortage has been resolved, the department continues to train new bus drivers due to normal fluctuations in bus driver...

CHS adapts to atypical bus driver shortage

CHS adapts to atypical bus driver shortage

News

December 14, 2012

The school is experiencing a shortage of bus drivers, according to Ron Farrand, Director of Facilities and Transportation. Instead of a need for two or three drivers, which is normal, six to eight drivers are needed. CHS bus driver Sandy Piltz said that it can be a challenge for those who want to ...

Transportation department experiences bus driver shortage

Transportation department experiences bus driver shortage

Beats

November 8, 2012

The transportation department is currently looking for more bus drivers due to the recent shortage, according to Ron Farrand, facilities and transportation director. Farrand goes on to say, via email, that in order to combat this shortage, mechanics and some supervisory staff members have to cover bus r...

New bus routes extend transportation services

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May 22, 2008

By: Michael Wang <mwang@hilite.org> Listening to reggae or hip hop music on his iPod, sophomore Daniel Auer would walk the routine 10-to-15-minutes trip to school. Read More »...